Duration: 10 months
Start/End Dates: February – November
Hineni Shnat is a ten month leadership Israel program for high-school leavers. The program encompasses volunteering, experiential and educational components, with a continual leadership focus, all within Hineni’s unique framework.
A year in Israel with Hineni is a chance to connect to the Jewish homeland; to learn about Jewish history, culture and religion; to form friendships with other young people from Israel and around the world; to learn Hebrew; to explore one’s own Jewish, Zionist and personal identity; and to challenge oneself to learn and form opinions about the issues that affect Israel today.
The Hineni Shnat Program begins with AZYC Opening Seminar and Hineni Opening Seminar. Hineni participates in Machon, a four-month intensive program facilitated by the Education Department of the Jewish Agency for Israel. Machon is a dynamic educational institution where participants engage in leadership training, Jewish education and Zionist learning together with youth movement members from around the world.
Hineni Shnat also includes a two-month Options Period where participants can choose from a number of volunteering and educational options such as MDA ambulance service, the Marva army program, studying in Yeshiva/ Midrasha Jewish learning centres, working with developing communities and more. The participants spend approximately six to eights weeks living and working on a Kibbutz as well as participating in a Hineni Learning Seminar, Shabbatonim and tiyulim throughout the program.
Hineni Youth & Welfare is an affiliated movement of the AZYC. For more information about the AZYC, click here.